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Water

Virginia Public Schools Will Now Be Required to Test Water for Lead

Lead has become a national concern – more research is focusing on the degrading water infrastructure in the United States, and we are quickly realizing how harmful the lead pipes installed in the early 20th century are becoming. As CNN reported last year, 5,300 water systems across the country currently violate lead rules that protect […]

Camping Food and Water Hacks

We live in a society that’s constantly plugged in. When you and your family are surrounded by screens and connected to the web 24/7, sometimes you need to unwind and get away from it all. As the warm months of summer settle in, taking a camping trip and enjoying what nature has to offer is […]

Water for Energy, Energy for Water

Water and energy production in the United States are intimately connected. It requires energy to transport, purify, and treat water. On the other hand, water is vital for energy production, whether through hydroelectricity or oil, natural gas, and coal production. The power plants that supply our electricity require enormous amounts of water for cooling purposes. […]

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) – Good or Bad?

Total dissolved solids, or TDS, refers to inorganic and organic material present in water in a suspended molecular, ionized, or micro-granular form. These tiny particles can make water look cloudy or muddy, affect water taste, and in some cases, cause disease. Where Do Total Dissolved Solids Come From? Total dissolved solids can enter water supplies […]

Screening Your Water

Learn About Screening Your Water – Clogging Aerators and Shower Heads Some very simple maintenance can keep your home’s water systems in clean and smooth operating condition. Most people know that draining your water heater once a year will flush any sediment that can collect at the bottom. If this sediment has the opportunity to […]